Cities As The Power Hub Of The 21st Century

Cities As The Power Hub Of The 21st Century
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While most international relations forecasters still frame their predictions of the future in terms of nations and states, foreign policy strategist Parag Khanna draws our attention to the increasing authority of megacities.

Michael Brooks
  • 18 august 2010

Innovative foreign policy strategist Parag Khanna argues that the future will belong to the city; specifically the megacity. While most international relations forecasters still frame their predictions of the future in terms of nations and states, Khanna draws our attention to the increasing power of these massive metropolitan areas. Although cities have always played a central role in global culture, economics and travel – megacities, according to Khanna, will replace the nation states as the core global power hubs. New urban zones such as Guangdong province in China are constantly growing with people and economic activity.

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